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  • The original Rudolph did not have a red nose. In that day and age, red noses were seen as an indicator of chronic alcoholism and Montgomery Ward didn’t want him to look like a drunkard. To complete the original picture, he was almost named Reginald or Rollo.
  • The Christmas wreath was originally hung as a symbol of Jesus. The holly represents his crown of thorns and the red berries the blood he shed.
  • The three traditional colors of most Christmas decorations are red, green and gold. Red symbolizes the blood of Christ, green symbolized life and rebirth, and gold represents light, royalty and wealth.
  • Tinsel was invented in 1610 in Germany and was once made of real silver.
  • The oldest artificial Christmas trees date back to the late 1800s and were made of green raffia (think grass hula skirts) or dyed goose feathers. Next the Addis Brush Company used their machinery that wove toilet brushes to create pine-like branches for artificial Christmas trees that were less flammable and could hold heavier decorations.
  • ‘Jingle Bells’ – the popular Christmas song was composed by James Pierpont in Massachusetts, America. It was, however, written for thanksgiving and not Christmas.
  • Coca-Cola was the first company that used Santa Claus during the winter season for promotion.
  • Hallmark introduced their first Christmas cards in 1915.
  • The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated on December 25th was in 336, during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine. A few years later, Pope Julius I officially declared that the birth of Jesus would be celebrated on that day.
  • Santa Claus's sleigh is led by eight reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Dunder (variously spelled Donder and Donner), and Blixem (variously spelled Blixen and Blitzen), with Rudolph being a 20th-century inclusion.
  • Outdoor Christmas lights on homes evolved from decorating the traditional Christmas tree and house with candles during the Christmas season. Lighting the tree with small candles dates back to the 17th century and originated in Germany before spreading to Eastern Europe.
  • That big, jolly man in the red suit with a white beard didn’t always look that way. Prior to 1931, Santa was depicted as everything from a tall gaunt man to a spooky-looking elf. He has donned a bishop's robe and a Norse huntsman's animal skin. When Civil War cartoonist Thomas Nast drew Santa Claus for Harper's Weekly in 1862, Santa was a small elflike figure who supported the Union. Nast continued to draw Santa for 30 years, changing the color of his coat from tan to the red he’s known for today.
  • Christmas 2018 countdown has already begun. Will you be ready???
  • Why do we love Christmas? It's all about the traditions. In this chaotic world we can miss the "good old days." Christmas reminds us of that time.

PCguy

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  • Birthday 11/26/1979

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    http://langleylights.tripod.com/
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  • My favorite Christmas story
    National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
  • Location
    Buchanan , Georgia, USA
  • Biography
    About to be 38 yr old, I enjoy decoration for Halloween and Christmas every year. Wanting to get a LOR set up
  • Interests
    Radio control Airplanes,helicoptors, Christmas decorations, internet , playing Pool
  • Occupation
    Retail
  • About my display
    2002=has 4500 lights white and multi color, Plus candy canes, blow mold.
    2017= Info updated after get set up.. Will have more LED lights this year

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  1. I know this is old but i just ordered from digital timers from Walmart they were cheap $14 i think each, but i wasn't thinking about wanting to do driffrnt times for weekends these wont do that but you can set any excat time of the day you want on and off it do 2 different time zones each day again you cant tell it what days tho
  2. ive been looking at scrolling pixel signs on utube and seems like everyone is using audrinos to power them. one guy used the internet browser to send messages to his really neat. seems to be a ton of ways to do signs i want one for next year trying figure out best way to do it.. lots use nobes but lots use the strips
  3. WOW that is a ton of blow molds. Guess your neighbor likes you lol I never lived in a mobile home park where ild be able to do something like that w/o complaints
  4. ok so i do have one at the bottom of mine but its been there for years i dont remember at all how i got it.. so how do we make them and get them there? Thanks
  5. up close of the house mom put out her candles this year. re a ranged the mini trees so all inline you can't see the far left one. and just the tip of the 3rd one.. Sent from my SM-S920L using Tapatalk
  6. Oh my no way i know people who has done things like that... Be safe, i had a friend of mine i grew up with his brother just fell 30 foot out of a tree and broke some bones he got lucky he wasn't more hurt
  7. oh yeah darn lol. yeah I only buy led lights from now on. I've got about 10 new sets this year to make props I've made. got get couple more to fix a wire frame Santa we have. jfelix (Joey) has a killer display, he is one of the ones that made me want to do this. his house has won contests. It's the biggest display in Dallas Ga and I go to it every single year if I don't go to see anyone elses. Sent from my SM-S920L using Tapatalk
  8. Im trying to get by with vixen for this year. i might go with LOR next year. money is tight been out of a job since July.
  9. Oh wow man, sounds like you jumped way into it... Good luck.. yeah im not sure what my lights are going to look like. with my seqs.. What program are you using to runt he show?
  10. Yes it is.. im getting a 16 Channel one hope to get it Tuesday and figure out how to make it work with my vixen
  11. if it helps any i tested all my lights today using a plug in watt/amp meter and i have 1200 Incan lights and a 50 sting of LED on the same mega tree i plugged all of that out and it was 3.56 amps at 439 watts the website i read said the box can take 8amps on a single outlet and 960 watts Im sure your not going to plug 12 sets of lights into one channel... hope you wouldn't i'm not going to i plan to have maybe 3 sets of lights on one channel 200 LED lights only pulled 0.07 amps 8.8 watts LED pull so much less then any other lights do. but now i do know why people have several different control boxes so not to power power them plug trying to run lines everywhere would be easier with more boxes.
  12. Sure your not in Ga or if you are your far away, seems were all so spread out I wish I had people close by to me who I could help and could help me this time of yr. Naw I like doing mine myself other I don't like heights my meds don.t help but I've gotten lights higher this yr then ever before. Sent from my SM-S920L using Tapatalk
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